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Update: Cortez councilman flown to Grand Junction after collision

A violent two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon injured Cortez City Councilman Mike Lavey, who was recovering Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. The crash occurred at the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche victim near Rico saved by companions

In December, an avalanche east of Rico buried a snowmobiler who was saved by his companions, according to a recently released report by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. On Dec. 16, two...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At least 10 avalanches hit Telluride area

A large avalanche was caught on camera as it roared down Ajax Peak near Telluride about noon on Jan. 24. The slide released on the southeastern flank of the peak then crossed and covered Bridal...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores water, sewer plants in good shape, report says

The Dolores water and sewer systems are older but in good standing, according to a recent analysis by engineering firm SGM. Areas that need improvement were identified, and savings are needed to...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal public land offices reopen in Dolores

On Monday, the Dolores Public Lands Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum have reopened. Since Dec. 22, when the partial federal shutdown began, about 50...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County’s hopes for solar power begin to dim

Three years ago, Montezuma County began an economic development campaign to attract large-scale solar farms. And while there has been progress, hurdles remain. In 2015, county commissioners rolled...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CSU Extension adds newsletter, social media

The Montezuma County Colorado State University Extension office has started publishing a regular newsletter and has a new presence on social media. Extension Director Kacy Riedel said the office...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019 irrigation season. The Four Corners area has been the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal shutdown not affecting local wild horse herd

The wild horses of the federally managed Spring Creek Basin herd in Disappointment Valley are blissfully unaware of the government shutdown, and have not been impacted, according to a volunteer....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

River permit party features hit country band

The Dolores River Boating Advocates will have their annual river permit party on Jan. 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The event features films, food, drinks, a silent auction...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: U.S. 491 reopens; semitrailer crash causes injury

U.S. 491 has reopened north of Cortez following a closure due to adverse weather and hazardous driving conditions. Weather conditions have improved, and snowplow crews have sanded and plowed to...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks way to open Mesa Verde road

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners jumped into 2019 by welcoming newly elected member Jim Candelaria and new county administrator Shak Powers. Out of the gate, the commissioners and staff...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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